To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce his decision on the use of red diesel by private pleasure craft users in Northern Ireland, particularly those who travel to and from Great Britain.
19 July 2021
The government announced details regarding the use of red diesel in Northern Ireland at Budget 2021 and Excise Notice 554 was updated on 21 May 2021. This includes guidance on private pleasure craft (PPC) that travel to and from Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Specifically, PPC can refuel with red diesel in Great Britain after 1 October 2021, then travel to Northern Ireland with the red diesel already in the fuel tank. PPC users are advised to keep receipts or other documents (such as logbooks) to show HMRC officers if required.
The Excise Notice can be found here: